Parasol vs Awning


It’s time to make some home improvements and purchase a new garden feature to enhance your outdoor living lifestyle. The sun draws us outdoors to spend time relaxing in the natural surroundings, many will be embracing the alfresco season entertaining friends around the outdoor dining furniture. However you spend your time outdoors, it is vital to create a comfortable shaded setting to protect you from dehydration and harmful UV rays. So the question we put to you, is your parasol doing enough for you?

Parasols have been around for a while and they are still a popular shading solution that can be found in gardens all over the country. The convenience is desirable as they can be easily packed away when they are not needed and they provide an adequate amount of shade when needed, as long as it is in the right position. Yes you can obtain a parasol for reasonable price but will it surpass the expectations of a patio awning? Here are four reasons why you should choose our awnings.


1. Wind Safe

For start our Cuba garden awning will not turn inside out and blow away when there is a breeze as they are engineered with powerful folding arms which consist of quadruple tension spring cables, allowing them to withstand wind speeds of 30mph. They are also fitted with advanced sensory technology that will detect stronger winds and retract back into its sealed aluminium protective casing.

2. Ample Shading

Our awnings can provide up to 23m2 of shade which is plenty to cover without having to reposition in accordance to the sun’s movement, also a great solution for sudden downpours keeping your outdoor living area free from the wet. Parasols on the other hand will need to be repositioned more often which can be a nuisance when you are trying to relax and they will certainly not protect you as sufficiently when there is rain.

3. Automation

It takes one simple push of a button to initiate the electric awning motor to retract and deploy so you don’t have to get up. It can even be linked to a Tahoma SMART Home Hub so you can operate your awning from an app on your phone. The app also has a scheduled automation feature to make your life more efficient and at ease.

4. 2 in 1 Solution

Not only are awnings a great shading solution for outdoors but they area also effective at reducing the solar heat gain in your property. When positioned over large glazed windows or doors they can keep the glass protected and free from the solar rays which in turn will save you money on energy bills trying to cool down the home, something you won’t get from parasol.

Our outdoor awnings may be more costly but they are a life enhancing investment that will exceed the longevity of an average parasol. They have been constructed with care by our own skilled technicians using the finest materials, each one is bespoke and made to measure to the client’s requirements. Now have we swayed your decision?

Get your FREE guide price on our luxury garden awnings using our price enquiry form, alternatively you can speak to one of our knowledgeable advisers to get your project started on 0344 800 1947

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